Live Oak IPA | Live Oak Brewing Company

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Live Oak IPALive Oak IPA

Brewed by:
Live Oak Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is not the Liberation IPA.

Added by BeerZack on 09-20-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 13
Photo of tempest
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint with BBQ for dinner. It had a clear gold body with a white head. I was immediately struck by the vague marijuana aroma, though it wasn't a bad thing. I found this to be quite an interesting IPA. It blended the pot character with grapefruit rind and herbal lemon to make a fun and delicious IPA. Give it a try.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at the Whip-In.

The beer pours a light orange-amber with a white head. The aroma is citrus hops with some grassy notes. The flavor is citrus with a nice caramel and biscuit malt backbone. The main citrus flavors are grapefruit and lemon. Medium-high carbonation and medium mouthfeel. I think this is a better IPA than Live Oak's Liberation Ale.

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Photo of armock
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a copper color with a thin white head That leaves some lacing behind

S - Is a nose full of good citrus hops

T - Lots of smooth grapefruit hops out of this world on cask

M - This beer has a creamy smooth body with light carbonation to it

D - This stuff is awesome on cask the hops tasted so fresh and the beer was nice and smooth from the cask this is one that if you hear about it being tapped you need to get some

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Photo of jwillcourt
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a pint glass.

A - Hazy, golden orange color. Steady stream of bubbles up the side. Finger-sized head of very tight bubbles leaving good, sticky lace. I am a little surprised at the visible carbonation. The lacing sheets all the way down.

S - Strong citrus hops smell.

T - Sweet malt quickly followed by lots of citrus hop flavor. I tasted mostly lemon with some grapefruit. It tastes like a lemon wedge was squeezed into the glass. The sweetness and the citrus remind me of a lemon drop.

M - Lively carbonation as expected. Feels wet with a sticky feeling in the finish.

D - I could drink a lot of these. The strong citrus quality, slight sweetness, and wet mouthfeel make it very refreshing. I don't taste the alcohol, but I feel it. That could be my empty stomach however.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A finger's worth of bone-white head. Color was a light amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a definite cascade hops/citrus quality. Mouthfeel was medium with a LOT of hops bitterness on the tongue. Finish was plenty hoppy to keep a hophead happy.

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Photo of GJ40
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap at the Ginger Man in Dallas, TX.

A - Golden with a slight haze and a small white head.

S - Toasted malt, honey and fruity. Not a lot of hops but not bad.

T - Some citrusy bitterness but mild and balanced with more toasted malt than anything else. A bit sweet for an American IPA. I thought it was decent but not especially flavorful.

M - Smooth and silky with a moderate carbonation.

D - Easy to drink but not all that fulfilling. I think it needs a little more bite.

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Live Oak IPA from Live Oak Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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